Monthly Archives: January 2018

Lime Crime: Getting Attention Abroad

Lime Crime is a cosmetics manufacturer that has recently launched overseas. After some turbulent challenges, they have surfaced as a great variety of vegan makeup products in China. Their management team had to take some new stances in order to get the best results.

Lime Crime initially wanted to launch in China but found significant legal discrepancies between the US and China. For one, Chinese markets require products to be tested on animals. This is a policy they had in place in order to improve the safety of products as well as their potential sustainable usage. However, LimeCrime did not comply with these procedures.

This was the first problem that Lime Crime experienced when trying to launch in China. In order to get past this point of contention, they decided to ship exclusively and directly from the United States. This addressed the legal requirements, as the Chinese markets found this to be acceptable.

Despite being able to get the products into the country, there were multiple complications because of taxes and fees. The tariffs had to be accounted for in the new pricing models. This was a bit easier to address than the animal testing.

After getting a proper shipment system, Lime Crime decided to explore the products that are being marketed in China currently. To their surprise, multiple vendors had been counterfeiting their products.

In order to combat these fakes, Lime Crime decided to partner with another brand; Revolve. This fashion brand originating from L.A. was interested in approaching Chinese markets at the same time. They found a common ground with Lime Crime when it came to the audiences they wanted to reach.

The end results were impressive because they helped both companies succeed. Lime Crime listed Revolve as the only place where customers can buy their products online. The dedicated page made it easier to have the best results and for Chinese people to know where to get the authentic merchandise. With a safe way to ship the items and a secure place for people to buy them, Lime Crime has made a great impression on Chinese markets.

Felipe Montoro Jens Discusses The Success Of Private-Public Partnerships

The need for private investment in the Brazilian government has been a major part of the drive to build a better community for many public officials who are looking to create successful programs for their region. Public infrastructure specialist, Felipe Montoro Jens has been examining the latest plans to bring private-public partnerships to the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro where the need for new childcare units is being addressed by Mayor Marcelo Crivella.

The planned private-public partnerships will result in an extra 60,000 spaces in new Infant Education Units with 20,000 kindergarten places and 40,000 preschool spots being created by 2020. Felipe Montoro Jens explains the tight level of financing often available for public projects can be difficult to manipulate to complete the ambitious plans of many politicians; Mayor Crivella has explained he will ensure the planned childcare places are completed by following the example set in 2012 by mining and industrial region, Bolo Horizonte. The childcare places created in Bolo Horizonte were developed through private-public partnerships which allowed the spaces in Infant Education UNits to be completed by the planned deadline.

Felipe Montoro Jens believes the success of the childcare project begun by Mayor Crivella has already leaped to a successful moment with the early decisions taken by Rio’s City Hall. The plan to follow the successful model established in Bolo Horizonte is one reason for celebration in the view of Felipe Montoro Jens alongside the decision to use the consultancy services of the International Finance Corporation. Among the reasons the International Finance Corporation has been so successful is the fact the company is part of the larger World Bank Group which has become a global leader in the development of private-public partnerships across the 21st-century.